Recently, Native American history in South Carolina has been in the national spotlight. At an archaelogical dig in Allendale, archaeolists found artifacts -- sharpened stone blades, hammer heads, and other tools -- that could be 12,000 - 18,0000 years old! If this is true, it means the history of Native Americans in South Carolina is one of the oldest recorded in America.
In this Periscope gallery we introduce you to some the descendants of the earliest South Carolinians. They, like archaeologists, have many questions about their native history. They also have many answers to explain why being Native American is both unique and common.
- This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the unique development of ethnic, political, and religious identities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the geographic and human factors that contributed to the development of South Carolina’s economic system. This indicator was also written to encourage inquiry into South Carolina’s distinct social and economic system as influenced by British Barbados.